Daily Scripture Readings

October 2014

Prayers ↓ | Readings ↓

Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Wed: Romanos the Melodist   1 Mac 2:15-30  |  Eph 3:8-21  |  Lk 5:33-39*  |  alt [Heb 9:1-7; Lk 10:38-42; 11:27-28*]
  2. Thu: Hieromartyr Cyprian   1 Mac 2:31-48  |  Eph 4:14-19  |  Lk 6:12-19*                           
  3. Fri: Dionysios the Areopagite   1 Mac 2:49-70  |  Eph 4:17-25  |  Lk 6:17-23*
  4. Sat: Hieromartyr Hierotheus of Athens   1 Mac 3:1-24  |  1 Cor 14:20-25  |  Lk 5:17-26*         
  5. Sun: Martyr Charitina of Amisus (8)   1 Mac 3:25-41  |  2 Cor 6:16-7:1  |  Lk 6:31-36*         
  6. Mon: Holy Apostle Thomas   1 Mac 3:42-60  |  Eph 4:25-32  |  Lk 6:24-30*                            
  7. Tue: Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus   1 Mac 4:1-25  |  Eph 5:20-26  |  Lk 6:37-45*
  8. Wed: Pelagia the Penitent   1 Mac 4:26-40  |  Eph 5:25-33  |  Lk 6:48-7:1*               
  9. Thu: Holy Apostle James of Alphaeus   1 Mac 4:41-61  |  Eph 5:33-6:9  |  Lk7:17-30*
  10. Fri: Theotecnus of Antioch   Gn 14:14-20.v1  |  Eph 6:18-24  |  Lk 7:31-35*                
  11. Sat: Apostle and Deacon Philip   Dt 1:8-11, 15-17.v2  |  1 Cor 15:39-45  |  Lk 5:27-32*                
  12. Sun: Fathers of the 7th Council (1)   Dt 10:14-21.v3  |  2 Cor 9:6-11  |  Lk 7:11-16*  |  [Tts 3:8-15; Mt. 7:12-21*] 
  13. Mon: New Martyr Zlata of Bulgaria   Ru 1:1-14  |  Php 1:1-7  |  Lk 7:36-50*    
  14. Tue: Ven Parascevi (Petka)   Ru 1:15-22  |  Php 1:8-14  |  Lk 8:1-3*                                            
  15. Wed: Martyr Lucian of Antioch   Ru 2:1-13  |  Php 1:12-20  |  Lk 8:22-25*    
  16. Thu: Longinus the Centurion   Ru 2:14-23  |  Php 1:20-27  |  Lk 9:7-11*
  17. Fri: Holy Prophet Hosea   Ru 3:1-18  |  Php 1:27-2:4  |  Lk 9:12-18*                
  18. Sat: Apostle and Evangelist Luke   Ru 4:1-22  |  1 Cor 15:58-16:3  |  Lk 6:1-10*      
  19. Sun: John of Kronstadt (2)   Joel 1:1-14  |  2 Cor 11:31-12:9  |  Lk 8:5-15*   
  20. Mon: Great Martyr Artemios, Antioch   Joel 1:14-2:11  |  Php 2:12-16  |  Lk9:18-22*     
  21. Tue: Ven Hilarion the Great   Joel 2:12-3:5  |  Php 2:17-23  |  Lk9:23-27*                 
  22. Wed: Equal of the Apostles Abercius   Joel 4:1-21  |  Php 2:24-30  |  Lk9:44-50*
  23. Thu: Apostle James, Brother of Lord   Jos 1:1-11  |  Php 3:1-8  |  Lk9:49-56*                 
  24. Fri: Martyr Arethas and Companions   Isaiah Selections.v1     Php 3:8-19  |  Lk 10:1-15*
  25. Sat: Tabitha, Resurrected by Peter   Jer 2:1-12v2  |  2 Cor 1:8-11  |  Lk 7:1-10*         
  26. Sun: Great Martyr Demetrius (3)   WSol 3:1-9v3  |  Gal 1:11-19  |  Lk16:19-31*  |  [Orth Lk 21:12-19*; DL 2 Ti 2:1-10; Lk 8:26-39]
  27. Mon: Martyr Nestor at Thessalonika   Jos 2:1-7  |  Php 4:10-23  |  Lk10:22-24*   
  28. Tue: Terrence, Neonilla and Children   Jos 2:8-14  |  Col 1:1-2, 7-11  |  Lk11:1-10*
  29. Wed: Martyr Anastasia of Rome   Jos 2:15-22  |  Col 1:18-23  |  Lk11:9-13*     
  30. Thu: Apostle Cleopas of the Seventy   Jos 3:14-4:7,19-24  |  Col 1:24-29  |  Lk11:14-23*                             
  31. Fri: Hieromartyr John of Chicago   Jos 5:1-4, 8-12  |  Col 2:1-7  |  Lk11:23-26*             

Notes

(#) Bracketed numbers on Sundays indicate the Tone of the week.  A (.) period indicates a Vesperal Reading with feast dates following  
alt for 10/1  Protection of Theotokos: Vesp: Ex 40:1-6, 9,10,16,34-35v1; Ex 3:1-8v2; Ezk 43:27-44:4v3;  Orthros Gospel is Lk 11:27-28*
on 10/24, Great Martyr Demetrius (feast actually is on 26th) the Isaiah Selections are Is 63:15-19; 64:1-5, 8, 9.